Ophthalmology (10 News)

Identifying three novel loci in Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy.

Apr 27, 2017 1:00 pm
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Researchers discovered three novel genetic mutations associated with Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy, the most common corneal disorder requiring t...

Honey bees have sharper eyesight than we thought

Apr 15, 2017 10:00 am
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Research conducted at the University of Adelaide has discovered that bees have much better vision than was previously known, offering new insights int...

iPS cell therapy reported safe

Apr 5, 2017 2:00 pm
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Japanese researchers reported this week that the first trial of induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells in a human has proved safe and effective in halti...

How Other Senses Step Up to Help in Blind People?

Apr 1, 2017 9:00 am
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The brains of those who are born blind make new connections in the absence of visual information, resulting in enhanced, compensatory abilities such a...

Effect of Cell Environment on Eye Diseases

Mar 27, 2017 2:00 pm
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In case of ischemic injury to the retina, changes occur in the protein scaffold in the environment of retinal cells, the so-called extracellular ma...

Nano-implants Help Restoring Vision

Mar 23, 2017 5:00 pm
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A team of engineers at the University of California San Diego and La Jolla-based startup Nanovision Biosciences Inc. have developed the nanotechnol...

The Danger of Unauthorized Stem Cell Therapy

Mar 21, 2017 5:00 pm
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Three women suffered severe, permanent eye damage after stem cells were injected into their eyes, in an unproven treatment at a loosely regulated clin...

Shining light Into a Key Protein for Fighting Blindness

Mar 21, 2017 10:00 am
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Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have discovered how a protein called α2δ4 establishes proper v...

Why Zebrafish Don't Suffer from Blindness

Mar 18, 2017 7:00 pm
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Researchers at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, have discovered that in zebrafish, decreased levels of the neurotransmitter gamma-aminob...

Vision Restoration in Blind Mice by Transplanting Photoreceptors Derived from Human Stem Cells

Jan 17, 2017 8:00 am
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Stem cell therapies hold great promise for restoring function in a variety of degenerative conditions, but one of the logistical hurdles is how to ens...